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I find myself writing the same email over and over again. It’s the email with a bullet point list of blogs I recommend to read and video’s I recommend to watch to get a sense of the world of museums, technology and media. Here’s some of that list, stuff well worth the hours it will take you to find your way through it.
- Video: Koven J. Smith’s epic 5-minute Ignite talk about the reason we should stop building websites has been seen by everybody, yet never hurts being repeated.
- Video: Nora and Francesca of the Guggenheim organised one of the best projects the (museum) world has seen in recent years: YouTube Play. See them talk about it at MuseumNext.
- Video: Another MuseumNext presentation, and this time one that changed my way of thinking considerably. Rich Mintz talks about successful campaigns and other useful stuff.
- Video: Michael Edson is one of culture’s rock stars, if you ask me. His interview in This Week in Libraries (great show) is a rollercoaster ride of disruptive thinking.
- Video: Mia Ridge does amazing work on the gaming and more tech-savvy side of museums. This presentation she gave a couple of months back had me jotting down countless ideas.
- Video: You can’t talk the future without talking mobile and nobody does better so than Nancy Proctor. Recruit the world this presentation is called, and it sticks.
- Blog: Thinking about exhibits by Ed Rodley rocks (as coolest-museum-director-in-the-world Nina Simon noted earlier), especially his series about gaming the museum.
- Blog: Rising star Susan Cairns writes a highly intellectual blog about museums and technology, which includes a nice series about how people ended up in the sector. Fun.
- Blog: The Uncataloged Museum by Linda Norris doesn’t necessarily deal with technology, but it does deal with everything else you need to think about. Always thought-provoking.
- The obligatory reading (but don’t we all devour this already?): Fresh+new(er), Museum 2.0 and Jim’s various blogs.
Not enough cats? Too many nerds? What did I miss? What inspires you? Please add your favourite links to the comments below, so from now on I can limit myself to sending one link when people ask for inspiration:-) Thanks!